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  1. Casper9104

    Casper9104 New Member

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    So I'm wondering what's the difference between RDA's and RDTA's so far all i can tell is that with the RDTA u don't have to drip every couple hits and that's about it i'm not sure if i'm correct though.
    I'm also thinking about getting an RDTA but i'm torn between the Augvape Merlin and VandyVape Pyro
     
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  2. HondaDavidson

    HondaDavidson Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    RDA has no tank. RDTA has a tank. RDTA being a RDA atty with a Tank below the deck. RTA are tank atties with the coil inside the tank or below the tank. GENERALLY.
     
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    HondaDavidson Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I vote Tank... But I will note I don't Drip with any of my drippers, as they all get used with a squonker, tank in the mod.

    If its a choice between RDTA and RTA I would lean RDTA. Ease of access of a dripper and a tank combined.
     
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    Fudgey Finger Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I used to get confused by this too when I first started vaping because my first rebuildable was the Pharoah RTA and it was labeled as an RDTA.

    Just like HD said, an RDA(rebuildable dripping atomizer) has no tank, just coils and a small well for juice to collect. Most RDAs need to be dripped every few pulls depending on how you run it and the size of the juice well.
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    An RTA (rebuildable tank atomizer) has the build deck and coils inside of a chamber. The chamber has slots or holes that the wick blocks off and the juice is above and outside of this chamber, trying to work it's way in, only being stopped by your wick.
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    An RDTA(rebuildable drip tank atomizer) is basically identical to an RDA, except it has a tank section below the build deck. There are wicking slots where the juice well would be and you use a slightly longer wick to pull juice from the tank. RDTAs are also referred to as genny's by some people.
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  5. gbalkam

    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    The RDTA has a tank below the deck, where the juice well would be on an RDA. Tilting to vape generally wets the wick, and you can invert the mod to saturate the wick as needed.
    Note the hole in the brass cover ring.. that is to fill the tank. The cap covers the hole so it does not lead during vaping.
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    RDTA is Ijoy RDTA Combo. (There are 6 available build decks for 1 atomizer, just swap build decks as you wish)
     
  6. ejuiceRETAIL.co

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    RDA or Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers tend to have a little more flavor, per most vape users. Although the RDTA or Rebuildable Dripping "Tank" Atomizer does let you have access to bigger juice well, some prefer to still use an RDA.

    Now if you want the best of both worlds I suggest a "squonk" device. This is an RDA with a hole in the center pin (510 pin) that allows you to fill you RDA deck from a bottle attached to the mod.
     
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  7. Just Lil Clouds

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    I use Pyro 24 RDTA at work and Phobia RDA at home. You don't have to re-drip that often it depends on you build and how its wicked. Its possible to get 15 or more vapes before re-dripping
     
  9. Carambrda

    Carambrda Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Any RDA worth its salt can give you not just slightly better flavor, but (depending on all of the other factors that are dealing with flavor and that also include personal preferences in addition to how different people perceive flavors differently) profoundly better flavor contrary to (semi-)popular belief. As a result from this, not just some vapers, but a whole lot of vapers still use RDAs despite their inconvenience of needing to drip often... in some certain circles RDA users just look like they're being staunchly outnumbered by the RTA/RDTA crowd simply because many RDA users want to avoid the open can of worms that is the presumptuousness being cast on them by your average flock of RTA/RDTA apostles so they [RDA users] don't crawl out of the woodwork as easily as RTA/RDTA users. Brace yourselves. The haters are coming.
     
  10. PoppaVic

    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    If you can Squonk It, They Will Come..
    (Otherwise we sit back with our Yihi and Evolv and tanks ;-)
     
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    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    How is a squonk actually all that different than an RDTA? Aside from how the juice gets to the wick, wouldn't it be fair to say the actual wicking mechanic is identical? Wick draws juice from a reserve filled either by squeezing a bottle or tipping your mod, either way, the juice still flows up and into the coil. My only issue with tanks is the limited coil size as most I have seen run off a rba type insert vs coil mounted directly to the deck.
     
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    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    The RDTA I posted is basically an RDA with the exception of a tank below the wick to keep the wick saturated. No need to drip. The advantage is you don't get juice on your coil, which greatly reduces spit back. IOW, it has the juice capacity of a tank, with the coil building options of an RDA. The only real difference, is an RDA has a juice well where the RDTA has a tank that IS the juice well. I prefer shorter wicks and tilt, but you can wick an RDTA right to the bottom of the tank.
     
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    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    To me, you are looking at a far wider variety of style and size of deck & chamber - which, (in theory), should cost less than the damned tanks. Additionally, they just don't leak like tanks will do - unless you are just enthusiastically squonking (or discover yerself doing so unconsciously) - and then they will flood and leak, but not the whole 'tank' all over your hands at least.

    I've the Gbox200 now, and a ds-style incoming - and I try to rotate the gbox thru with the Vt133's and SXmini, (which I continue to try reserving for the work drive/day). Squonking is just simple - less so than dripping, but vastly moreso than "Pray We Have The Wicking Right And The Vacuum Holds". Squonking is vastly more convenient than dripping - I've ridden with Drippers and they scare the living shit out of me - and, did I mention simple? ;-)
     
  14. Ralph_K

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    Once you learn how to wick a particular RTA there should be no leaking. An RDTA is not like a RDA except they both have top caps. A RTDA is more like a RTA than a RDA. A Bottom airflow RDA is very messy. Correct way to wick an RDTA is have wicks at top of tank. If wicks go to bottom then you're just wasting tank volume, cotton, and I don't think it would wick as well.
     
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    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    You sure we are talking about the same animals? Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer? (see photos post #5) The only time my RDTA leaks is when I'm stupid and tilt it with the cap off.. lol tends to leak out the fill hole if you do that. The RDTA is the Ijoy RDTA Combo. (6 available build decks that are interchangable)
     
  16. PoppaVic

    PoppaVic Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yeah, It's genny-style, I get it - and I'm sure this sofa is still soaked with VG from those, and the Aromamizer, and the RSST, and the... It happens.

    Admittedly, you are correct: the theory is they don't leak DOWN into the airflow. (to that, mea culpa).
     
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    Fudgey Finger Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I use rayon when I use RDTAs and I let the thin little tail go all the way to the bottom of the tank. It wicks great down to the last drop, though I wouldn't expect this from cotton.

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